A Mets official told ESPN during the winter meetings that the club liked Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who is earning $1.4 million this season and is under control through the 2017 season. Colorado also has left-handed reliever Boone Logan, although he is exceedingly pricey. Logan, a former Yankee, is due to earn $5.5 million this season and $6.25 million in 2016.
The Dodgers are under little pressure to trade a left-handed reliever because Adam Liberatore and Paco Rodriguez have options remaining and can be sent to the minors without passing through waivers. Like Logan with Colorado, J.P. Howell is pricey with L.A. He is owed $4 million this season. There is a $6.25 million clause for 2016 that could become a player option if Howell reaches certain appearance thresholds.
A Mets official acknowledged the club is talking to multiple teams about acquiring left-handed relief help.